Before the holiday madness, we chatted with author Carol Sheehan, who along with husband Laurence Sheehan and Kathryn Precourt, has written a new book in their series of "Life" books called THE BIRDING LIFE. The book covers the many varied uses of bird imagery and lifestyles that have been incorporated into interiors and art over the last century. This beautifully shot coffee table book (photography by William Stites) covers a wide range of "bird-life" styles as captured by 20th century artist Charley Harper and contemporary gals about town The Hovey Sisters and everything in between.
Wallpapers and textiles by Thomas Paul
If birds, both inside or out, are your passion, this book is a must have.
Congratulations to Kim who has won a copy of this book! Thanks to everyone for your comments!
I love "The Aviary" hanky by Williamsburg marketplace. They used to have it in a line of wallpaper that Charles Faudree used in an entryway in one of his books.
I'm using a pair to make Euroshams for a bed.
I have tried to leave a comment three times now. I think it was respectful...I love Carol Sheehan!
I would also love to have a copy of her new book. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong. Everytime I submit, it sends me to blogger, not to google to sign in. I am not even sure you will get this, but I am going to send it anyway.
I have three branch styled iron candle sconces in my "Billiards" (converted from dining) room and each has a feather bird perched in them. L.O.V.E.
At Christmas (not quite put away yet..) I have many white feathered birds that come out to celebrate the winter season. Nice to know that I am not alone in my birding life!
Great interview, ladies!!
My house is filled with bird motifs. I love anything to do with birds and even have a very large indoor aviary filled with my feathered friends. My favorite bird motif item is Cavallini’s annual Birds calendar. I have them from several years and even have the accompanying desk calendars. If you are a bird lover and have yet to discover the beautiful bird prints that Cavallini has, you will be thrilled when you see them. All my friends ask where I get all my “one of a kind” bird motifs in my house. I will let you in on my little secret, I have copied several of the images from my past Cavallini calendars to put on fabric, pillows and and curtain borders as well as placemats and napkins. They are always a conversation starter!
I am so delighted to find out that Carol is still busy creating all the things I love. I have all my fingers and toes crossed hoping I am the lucky one to receive her new book. Thank you again for bringing Carol to us, she is a treasure!
P.S. I even got new birding binocs for Christmas….Priceless!
Hope my comment works this time!
I will also have to get my hands on Living With Dogs, from the glowing reviews spoken here. In our family we, like Carol, are feeling that "tugging" for a four footed companion...